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This string of beads consists of a number of various size beads: 2 faience cylinder beads; 2 faience ball beads; 2 faience pendant beads; one faience conical bead, one large notch- edged faience bead; 44 faience ring beads; 5 faience Eye of Horus (wedjat) beads; 16 garnet ball beads; six amethyst...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2106 / B

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1450

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian, garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads